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Rising Tide Vermont organizes and takes direct action to confront the root causes of climate change and to facilitate a just transition to resilient and equitable land-based communities.
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Click here to learn more about Rising Tide Vermont, then email us to get involved!
Rising Tide Vermont is currently devoting our energy towards a broad campaign to stop Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. from laying over 80 miles of pipe through some of Vermont's most beautiful and productive agricultural landscape. Click here to learn more about the campaign to Stop the Vermont Gas Pipeline!
Are you a Vermont Gas Ratepayer?
Most Vermont Gas ratepayers don't even realize they are paying for the fracked gas pipeline because it has never has been itemized on their bills. In the last few days word came out that the estimated cost of the pipeline has gone up by 40% to $121.6 M. Sign here to tell the Public Service Board that they need to re-evaluate the permits in light of the new figures!
Sign the petition
Let Governor Shumlin know Vermonters everywhere say NO to this fracked gas pipeline by signing this petition!!
Sign the Pledge of Resistance
We invite you to pledge, if necessary, to join others in our community, and engage in acts of resistance including civil disobedience and direct action to stop the fracked gas pipeline proposed in Chittenden & Addison Counties.
If you are a landowner who will be impacted by the pipeline route and have questions about dealing with Vt Gas, concerns about how you are being effected or want to connect with other landowners, we want to hear from you.
Please call our Landowner Hotline
or email VT.Landowner.Rights@gmail.com
Check out this video from our Climate Carnival at the Vermont Statehouse. We'll see you in NYC! And a big thanks to Arthur Hynes for filming and producing this video.
Click here to read all of the most recent news!
Pipeline protestors pour into Montpelier
August 11, 2014
More than 200 people, including a small marching band, have converged on the Vermont Statehouse to protest the Vermont Natural Gas pipeline being built to serve the western part of the state.
The rally organized by the group Rising Tide Vermont featured 10-foot-tall puppets and many banners saying "System Change, Not Climate Change."
Read More Here
Pipeline protestors stop work at construction site
Williston, Vt. - Opponents of Vermont Gas’ fracked gas pipeline, including ratepayers, marched on the Williston pipe yard this morning and blocked the front driveway with a peaceful sit-in, demanding an end to construction of the pipeline. A Stop Work Order was issued to management on site, informing Vermont Gas and its subcontractors that they were to stop all construction immediately. Read More Here
Pipeline Protestors Hold Fish-In
By AMY KOLB NOYES
July 22, 2014
Anti-pipeline activists launched a "fish-in" at the Public Service Board office in Montpelier this afternoon. They want construction of a natural gas pipeline halted while state regulators review a 40 percent increase in the project's cost estimate.
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Pipeline Opponents Say Project Is No Longer Economically Justifiable
July 21, 2014
By TAYLOR DOBBS
A group of opponents of the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline say the cost of Vermont Gas Systems’ pipeline from Colchester to Addison County is no longer justifiable in light of a recently announced cost increase.
The increase, announced earlier in July, brings the estimated project cost from $86.6 million up to $121.7 million. The opponents say that increase means ratepayers will be subsidizing the company’s building expenses for almost 30 years – a length of time they say is unprecedented.
Read more here.